Top Cosmetic Dentistry Trends for 2017
The demand for cosmetic dentistry treatments continues to grow as industry advancements promise beautiful, gleaming smiles with less time in the dentist’s chair. According to a recent survey by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), patients seek aesthetic treatments to boost confidence, physical attractiveness and self-esteem; to look and feel younger; to restore oral health and function; and to get photo-ready for big social events.
While there are amazing advancements in the field of cosmetic dentistry, some are gaining traction as patients take advantage of minimally-invasive treatments, 3D imaging, cutting-edge materials and the realization that dentistry can be comfortable and pain-free. Here at Chelsea Dental Aesthetics, we love helping patients get their “dream smile,” and stay abreast of the latest cosmetic dentistry trends. Whether you want to brighten your smile, fix crooked or gapped teeth, or replace a missing tooth, we draw upon innovative tools and state-of-the-art equipment for optimal results.
Here are some of the most in-demand treatments and cosmetic dentistry procedures for 2017.
A focus on comfort – sedation dentistry
Dr. David Blaustein has embraced the concept of patient-centric restorative and cosmetic dentistry. With an eye toward keeping patients comfortable, relaxed and at-ease, teeth can be cleaned, whitened, extracted, capped or replaced without anxiety or pain. Sedative pills or nitrous oxide (laughing gas) are the two most common forms of sedation dentistry used to make the time pass quickly and without discomfort. Sedation may be used in conjunction with aesthetic treatments like gum contouring, the placement of veneers or crowns, as well as single or multiple dental implants.
Convenient teeth straightening
The Invisalign teeth straightening system has become a keystone orthodontic treatment, providing better aesthetics, freedom and flexibility for adult and teen patients. These clear plastic braces are virtually invisible, making them the treatment of choice for busy professionals who prefer to avoid the hassle and embarrassment of traditional metal braces. Utilizing 3D imaging technology, Dr. Blaustein is able to create custom aligners that are worn for a set period of time to correct issues like over bites, misaligned teeth, spacing issues and crowded teeth. Besides being less obvious than a mouth full of metal, Invisalign trays are also removable, meaning no restrictions on your favorite foods and the freedom to take them out for special occasions.
Improvements in ceramic materials
Metal-based tooth restorations are now a thing of the past as more dentists are turning to ceramics with better, more natural-looking results. Long-lasting ceramic materials can be custom made to match the exact shade of your teeth, and used for inlays and onlays, crowns and veneers. Placed over damaged, crooked or misshapen teeth, porcelain veneers give an instant smile makeover and are so thin that very little tooth preparation is required.
Are you ready to kick off 2017 on a positive note? Let Manhattan cosmetic dentist Dr. Blaustein and his talented staff help you achieve the beautiful smile and confidence you deserve! To arrange a personal consultation, please call our NYC office at (347) 774-4015.
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